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Jul 17

Florida Georgia Line Breaks Taylor Swift’s Record With “Dirt”

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Florida Georgia Line photo by Kristin Barlowe, courtesy of BMLG.

Florida Georgia Line has broken a record previously held by Taylor Swift. The duo’s new single, “Dirt,” earned 127 Mediabase radio adds last week, making it the most-added song on country radio in one week since adds have been recorded. Swift previously held the record for 116 adds of her 2012 single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together. “Dirt” is the lead single from the duo’s upcoming album and a bit of a departure from what fans expect from the pair.

“We’re trying to step our game up,” Brian Kelley said. “We’ve got a couple of awesome songs that we’re pumped about everybody hearing. [We] can’t wait to get the new stuff out. It’s definitely [going to] have evolved from record one, but it’s still going to have that FGL feel, but we’re going to take some chances here and there.” Continue Reading

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Jul 12

Lois Lowry Shares Details About Taylor Swift’s ‘The Giver’ Role

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Taylor Swift photo courtesy of Erickson Public Relations.

The Giver hits movie theaters next month, finally giving fans the chance to see Taylor Swift in her role as Rosemary. The book’s author, Lois Lowry, has revealed details to MTV about Swift’s role in the film. “The role in the movie is still a small role,” Lowry said. “But it’s a crucial and very important one.”

According to Lowry, Swift’s scene in the film was one that made the most impact on her teenage grandsons. “I have a copy of the movie in its final stages here on my computer, and I had my two grandsons here for the Fourth of July weekend — they’re 13 and 15, and I showed it to them — probably against the rules — anyways, I asked them was there anything special that they liked best, and one of them selected the scene with Taylor Swift,” she said. Continue Reading

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Jul 8

Taylor Swift’s RED Tour Breaks Another Record

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Taylor Swift photo courtesy of Erickson Public Relations.

Taylor Swift keeps breaking records. Her international RED Tour, which wrapped last month after a series of shows across Asia, grossed more than $150 million, beating Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Soul2Soul Tour, which grossed $141 million in 2006 and 2007.

Swift’s RED Tour kicked off in March 2013 in Nebraska. After six months performing across North America, she took her show to Australia and New Zealand to wrap up 2013. She kicked off 2014 with shows in London and Berlin, and then launched her final leg of the tour in Asia on May 30. Continue Reading

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Jun 27

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Justin Moore and Blake Shelton embrace; Carrie Underwood and Kip Moore spend time helping others; Brett Eldredge celebrates his parents; and Martina McBride and Blake Shelton have a couple of serious questions. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week:

Justin Moore-Blake Shelton Bear Hug

Justin Moore and Blake Shelton photo courtesy of Twitter.com/JustinColeMoore

Justin Moore – JustinColeMoore: Can’t keep his hands off me. @blakeshelton

Taylor SwiftTaylorSwift13: When my mom says “Think you should brush the back of your hair?”, it’s really less of a question and more of a call to action.

Chris Young – ChrisYoungMusic: Saw my grandmother on my dad’s side today. She didn’t recognize me and she thought it was 1945, but she was happy… Love you grandma.

Carrie Underwood – CarrieUnderwood: Back to work now after an amazing week in Haiti with @DanitasChildren Such wonderful children & staff! I miss them… Continue Reading

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Jun 13

Tim McGraw’s ‘Superstar Summer Night’ Premieres on Great American Country

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Tim McGraw‘s star-studded concert, Superstar Summer Night, premieres on Great American Country this summer, June 21 at 8/7c. The two-hour concert event features McGraw performing songs from his latest album Two Lanes of Freedom, and some of today’s chart-topping artists.

This once in a lifetime television event is the perfect opportunity for fans to see McGraw on stage with some of today’s biggest music stars, including: Jason Aldean (“1994″), Dierks Bentley (“Summer on Fire”), Luke Bryan (“Crash My Party”), Brantley Gilbert (“Country Must Be Country Wide”), Faith Hill (“Piece of My Heart”), Keith Urban (“Long Hot Summer”), Florida Georgia Line with Nelly (“Cruise (Remix)”), Lady Antebellum (“Goodbye Town”) and The Band Perry (“DONE.”). The special will also feature can’t-miss duets and collaborations with John Fogerty, Taylor Swift, Ne-Yo and Pitbull.

“There’s no better time for live music than in the heat of the summer,” said McGraw in an interview with CBS. “Country music is hotter than it’s ever been, and with some help from a few friends in other formats, too, we’re going to get summer started off right. I’ve been lucky enough to have all these artists tour with me, and it’ll be fun to get everyone back together to help raise money and bring some attention to Lifting Lives. Not enough people know what good work the organization does, and when I was asked to help put this show together, it was a no-brainer.”

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Jun 6

Taylor Swift Donates $50,000 to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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Taylor Swift photo courtesy of Erickson Public Relations.

Taylor Swift is known for being one of the most generous country stars and her generous ways continued with a donation of $50,000 to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The money will go towards purchasing a music therapy cart, which will allow the young patients to create and produce their own music while receiving care for their illness.

“We are thrilled that Taylor has chosen to support The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Cancer Center,” Steven M. Altschuler, M.D., chief executive officer of CHOP said. “[Swift's] gift will help lift the spirits of many CHOP patients during a difficult time.” Continue Reading

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Jun 6

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week Carrie Underwood takes a fan club party selfie; Carrie and Jennifer Nettles deliver an Opry moment; no one wants to play with Taylor Swift; Lucy Hale releases her debut album; and Ashley Monroe could use some canoeing lessons. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week:

Carrie Underwood – CarrieUnderwood: Best. Fans. Ever! Thanks for coming out to the Fan Club Party! I had so much fun singing for ya’! Xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

Charlie WorshamCharlieWorsham: pretty dang excited to blow the roof off riverfront stage today… I don’t know if it even has a roof but I’m gonna try anyway! #makemusic

Lucy Hale – LucyHale: Thank u to my friends, family & you for making this a day I will truly cherish forever! Y’all rock and I promise to tweet less tomorrow …

Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Nettles Rock the Opry

Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Nettles photo courtesy of twitter.com/opry.

Grand Ole Opry – Opry: #OpryMoment right here! @jennifernettles and @carrieunderwood sing DOLLY! #womenofcountry #9to5 #Opry @DollyParton Continue Reading

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Jun 2

Taylor Swift’s New Album is Her “Favorite Thing” She’s Ever Created

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Taylor Swift photo courtesy of Erickson Public Relations.

Taylor Swift’s RED Tour has landed in Asia for a series of sold-out shows. Before kicking off the Asian leg of the tour in Shanghai, she spoke to reporters about her show and highly anticipated new album. She confirmed this will be the last leg of the RED Tour, and revealed what she will be working on next.

“I can throw myself into the next project,” she said during a press conference, reports Pop Crush. “I’ve already been working very hard on it and it’s already my favorite thing that I’ve ever created. So the idea that after Asia, I get to go back and finish everything and get everything completely done and wrapped up for a new project, it’s very exciting. It’s exciting to be here and to know that this is the end of a musical era in my life that I’m proud of. It’s also very exciting to move on to the next one.” Continue Reading

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May 28

Taylor Swift Cancels Bankgok Show After Military Unrest

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Taylor Swift photo courtesy of Erickson Public Relations.

Taylor Swift has canceled her show in Bangkok, Thailand, set for June 9, following a military coup in the country. The concert was part of her RED Tour, which has traveled throughout North America, Europe and Australia.

“I’m sending my love to the fans in Thailand. I’m so sad about the concert being canceled,” Taylor wrote on Twitter following the cancellation announcement. The local concert organizer, BEC-Tero Entertainment, issued a statement, saying “this has been a difficult decision for all parties” and that Taylor sends “regrets and sincere apologies to the fans in Thailand.” Continue Reading

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May 23

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood are the duo everyone is talking about; Brad Paisley hangs out with Darius Rucker and a couple of cartoon characters; Dierks Bentley and his band host The Today Show; and Jake Owen spends some time at the races with his little girl. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week:

Miranda Lambert – MirandaLambert: Welcome country’s new duo… Oklahoma Texas Line. @carrieunderwood #BBMAs

Blake SheltonBlakeShelton: I swear I’ve listened to “Something Bad” by @mirandalambert and @carrieunderwood 10 times today already!!!! It makes me like.. “You go gurl!” or “Oh no she di-ent!” or “B*tch you don’t know me!” or “Talk to the hand cause the face ain’t listening!”

Lauren AlainaLaurenAlaina: Oh man. The legs on stage at the billboard awards with Carrie and Miranda. #nicework #somethingbad #hotmamas

Darius Rucker Poses With Scooby Doo

Photo courtesy twitter.com/bradpaisley

Brad Paisley – BradPaisley: Hey look, it’s Scooby and Shaggy posing with a Darius Rucker cardboard standup. @dariusrucker Continue Reading

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